Climatefarming in northern Senegal

Definition Climatefarming en francais

Definition Climate Farming

Climate farming uses agricultural means to keep carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses from escaping into the atmosphere. Like organic farming, climate farming maintains biodiversity and ecological balance on productive, argicultural land. But climate farmers like Hans-Peter Schmidt go a step further and covert leftover organic mass into biochar, a solid carbon compound that can improve soil quality. Biochar production also creates a kind of gas that can then be burned to help generate power. A climate farm could grow food, generate power, and help keep carbon out of the air.

Climatefarming – Pour une agriculture durable

von Hans-Peter Schmidt

Le climatefarming est souvent décrit comme une méthode agricole au moyen de laquelle du CO2 est prélevé de l’atmosphère et stocké de façon stable dans le sol sous forme de carbone. Ceci pourrait permettre de freiner le changement climatique. Mais le climatefarming, c’est également un concept écologique durable pour l’agriculture du future, qui produira aussi bien des denrées alimentaires que de l’énergie et de l’air propre, encouragera la biodiversité et protégera le paysage.

Au travers de leurs feuilles, les plantes prélèvent du dioxyde de carbone contenu dans l’air et le transforment à l’aide de la lumière, de substances minérales et de l’eau en molécules carboniques. Lorsque la plante meurt ou pourrit, ou si elle est mangée et digérée, les molécules longues de carbone sont de nouveau scindées. Ce processus libère de l’énergie et donc du carbone qui, composé à plus de 99% de CO2, s’évapore dans l’atmosphère. (en savoir plus ...)

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Climatefarmingprojekt Öfen für Afrika

Sonntag, 20. Dezember 2009

Copenhagen Results Tuvalu refused to sign a climate change deal

Not really a solution. So goodby Copenhagen 2009, hello Mexico 2010

Extensive analysis of the Copenhagen talks has been put forth by pundits across the political spectrum. In many ways, the scientific bottom line is the most important story here, and it's a story that few are telling.

Which is why we're so grateful to the scientists and statisticians and Climate Interactive, who have presented us with these stark figures about the proposals on the table. Here's the scoreboard right now.

The most affected contry is Tuvalu

Tuvalu has refused to sign a climate change deal brokered by the United States, India, China and South Africa.

The deal is not legally binding and falls short of the demands of Pacific countries who say science indicates global temperatures need to limited to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial times to ensure their survival.

Instead the deal offers a 2 degree target on temperatures, and promises only that the commitments countries make to cut greenhouse gas emissions will be scrutinised.

Ahead of a vote on the deal, Tuvalu’s chief negotiator Ian Fry said his country could not accept it.

He gave this response to a promise included in the agreement of 100 billion US dollars a year to help developing nations from 2020.

“Can I suggest that, in biblical terms, it looks like we are being offered thiry pieces of silver to betray our people and our future. Mr President our future is not for sale.”

Ian Fry says claims by the United States that a deal had been reached, were disrespectful when other countries had not been able to consider it.

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